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Washington, D.C., circa 1925. "J.C. Weedon & Co., Haines Bldg." Adolph Nachman's furniture store at Eighth Street and Pennsylvania Avenue S.E., with signs directing customers to the newer store at E and Eighth streets N.W. 8x10 inch safety negative, National Photo Company Collection. View full size.